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How 3D-printing will affect the supply chain of eyewear?

Posted by Luxexcel on Feb 26, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Guest blog by Mikko Vartio, Industrial management M.Sc. student, B.Sc. in mechanical and production engineering 

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3D printing vs. traditional manufacturing

Posted by Luxexcel on Nov 12, 2015 2:40:48 PM

Sometimes it is hard to decide which technology fits your project needs. On one end you have the traditional manufacturing technologies like injection molding and milling and on the other end more new technologies like 3D printing. Each manufacturing method has its own design challenges. To incorporate new technologies, like 3D printing or additive manufacturing, your company should branch out and it might be needed to slightly adjust your design process. If you do so it will result in a design process which completely utilizes the capabilities of 3D printing. 

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What are the differences between AM technologies?

Posted by Luxexcel on Oct 7, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Nowadays 3D printing is almost used as a synonym for all the different Additive Manufacturing processes that are used. However, there are many processes which vary in printing method, those processes differ in the material and machine they use. Learn about the different AM technologies in this blogpost.

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3D Printing vs Additive Manufacturing Part Three

Posted by Luxexcel on Aug 11, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Guestblog by Joris Peels - 3D printing strategy consultant

In two previous posts I discussed a number of Additive Manufacturing technologies and gave a definition of 3D printing as well as detailed technologies such as DLP & EBM. In this post we’ll look at Directed Energy Deposition technologies.

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Interview – Robb Godshaw: 3D printed lenses without post-processing

Posted by Luxexcel on Jul 28, 2015 11:18:00 AM

Interview – Robb Godshaw: 3D printed lenses without post-processing

The Luxexcel team interviewed Robb Godshaw on his project involving 3D printed lenses that distort views of faces. A highly creative project which makes use of Printoptical Technology.

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Topics: 3D printing

3D printed virtual reality headset

Posted by Luxexcel on Jul 9, 2015 1:33:00 PM

Delft University of Technology student D van den Oord created a 3D printed VR headset with 3D printed optics. Virtual reality headsets are a rapidly growing market, it allows users to be in a virtual world, which feels like they are actually there. The principles are based on the phenomenon called immersion, in this case your brain thinks that what you see is actually real. The effect is mainly created by three factors: stereoscopic 3D, head tracking and a wide field of view.

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Unique industrial design project TU Delft opens up new markets for 3D printing

Posted by Luxexcel on Jul 6, 2015 2:07:00 PM

Vote for the Luxexcel Innovative Application Student Award 2015

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Transparent 3D printing materials

Posted by Luxexcel on May 29, 2015 2:11:00 PM

To follow up on our earlier post on transparent 3D printing technologies, the Luxexcel team measured samples of different 3D printing technologies. In order to benchmark different 3D printing materials, the optical properties of sample plates were measured. As shown in the image below there are different variants in visual transparency. The Luxexcel team measured the light transmission and yellowness index of the different transparent 3D printing materials.

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The Nine Roadblocks: Key Design & Business Concepts for Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing

Posted by Luxexcel on May 26, 2015 2:33:00 PM

Guestblog by Joris Peels, 3D printing strategy consultant

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3D Printing vs Additive Manufacturing Part Two: DLP, EBM & Sheet Lamination

Posted by Luxexcel on Apr 9, 2015 2:21:00 PM

Guestblog by Joris Peels, 3D printing strategy consultant

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Topics: 3D printing

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